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CNN
Jul 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use that database, how to go through
CNN
Jul 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
's nomination, how far will he go to win the white house? will ferrell and zach galifianakis are with us like to talk about their new movie. wolf blitszer is off. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now mitt romney's on his way home from an overseas trip his campaign is calling a great success even though it generated embarrassing headlines at every stop. latest came today in poland when one of romney's top aides cursed at reporters asking questions. one of them was our jim acosta, who joins us from warsaw. jim, what happened today that the romney team sounds upbeat despite all that's been going on? >> reporter: well, joe, a senior romney advisor told reporters here in warsaw that mistakes do happen out on the campaign trail. but when asked what mistakes were made on this overseas trip, that advisor couldn't name any. instead the campaign says the world got to hear from a candidate who they say speaks from the heart. it's the image mitt romney has wanted voters to see for the last week. the gop contender walking tall on the world stage here visiting poland's tomb of the u
CNN
Jul 31, 2012 4:00pm EDT
? >> definitely seen gradual changes as i'm sure you have. look, i've had to use my former cheerleading voice many times to get a question to presidents and to candidates for president. but i've had to do that more and more as has jim over the years because, look, i mean it's just the world that we live in from their perspective that with twitter, the internet, with everything going viral immediately, it's hard for them to say anything without altering the message that they're trying to get out that day. having said that, it is frustrating having been a reporter on several presidential campaigns, you're there, you're going on the bus, you're going off the bus, you're sitting through every speech. and you want to have access to the candidate to be able to ask them questions. and especially at the end of a trip like this where you're really going full bore and you don't have a chance to ask anything, that's what happens when you really try to ask. and you have to be careful of your surroundings, but you got to do your job. >> gloria, and i have to ask you, in the big picture, how important is this r
FOX News
Jul 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
, must be because i was just so smart. there are a lot of smart people out there. bill: take us into the mind frame for a comment like that. white house would come out and argue and i imagine they will government has a purpose and that was the point the president was trying to make. the point you're making this goes back to his days a as community organizer. explain that. >> well, i think in essence when you're a community organizer you're basically dealing with a lot of people disadvantaged you're trying to get them government assistance or welfare checks or whatever and the other part of the story though is that people who are creating jobs are getting up every day and going to work and working very, very hard. this should be a campaign celebrating the american worker. his story in itself is successful story. bill: president obama. >> president obama. i think to certain extent but reflect as mindset. it is the mindset the contrast between what romney and his campaign will be about. we can again become a great leader of the world as we always have been. we can get americans bac
FOX News
Jul 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
aviv. he is visiting the key u.s. ally a place that obama has yet to visit since coming to the white house. i'm healther childers. >> i'm kelly wright. he is spending 36 hours in israel. including prime minister benjamin netanyahu. ahead of his trip he signed a bill reaffirming the united states commitment to israel and the administration announced additional defense funding for the jewish state. molly henneberg is live in washington, d.c. where she has been following all this. critics say the actions were timed to upstage governor's romney's visit. >> the white house says no to that. governor romney says he will not criticize president obama directly while he is overseas but romney has spoken previously while in the u.s. of obama's administration shabby treatment of israel. the israeli people deserve better than what they received from the leader of the free world. he is romney on the plane to israel today. israel is fearful of a nuclear attack by iran and governor romney will make the case he would be tougher with iran than president obama. he said in an interview with an israeli p
FOX News
Jul 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and shooting investigation, just go to foxnews.com online on whatever device you use for the very latest information on this story. >> heather: you can believe this 100 days left in the race for the white house. it can't get any tighter. a new poll showing president obama and governor romney are all tied up with 46% each. these numbers especially significant looking ahead to november. in nine of the past ten elections, the candidate leading the gallup poll to hundred days out has won the presidency. what about this. it's all tied up. john is a columnist and thanks for joining us. all tied, 46% down to the finish who crosses first and wins november 6th and how? >> obviously we have a lot of game changing events. we have three presidential events. each candidate is going to have a speech laying out the future. the basics of this campaign have been the same for a long time. president obama is the incumbent. everybody knows him. everybody has an opinion on him. he has not crossed 50% of the vote in two key questions in over two years. one, do you believe he deserves reelection and two do you
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear wha
CBS
Jul 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
in outsourcing u.s. jobs. >> the obama campaign has already spent nearly $100 million on television commercials, most attacking romney's business record and accusing him of shipping jobs overseas. for "cbs this morning saturday," norah o'donnell, the white house. >> cbs news political director, john dickerson, is with us now. good morning, john. >> truth is, john, it's not unusual for a ceo to take a leave of absence. but it doesn't look very good. how do you think romney is handling this? are people going to understand this tricky situation? >> no. you're right. it looks a little exotic. it looks a little different than people's common experience. what governor romney wanted is his experience at bain to basically have people think he's a business guy, he knows how to fix the economy. that's all you need to know about him. now he's having to explain complicated business arrangements. he's talking about things that just sound different from people's day-to-day experience. it changes that bain story for him. he'd rather get off this topic, keep things focus odd n the and the status of the economy
FOX News
Jul 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
, thanks for waking up early with us, and joining us, steve doocy is in for dave briggs on vacation and eric bolling for clayton morris on vacation. >> it's a someone that everyone is watching. >> alisyn: we're beginning with new details the death trap inside james holmes' apartment. dozens of sophisticated homemade bombs police say were set up for one reason and one reason alone. >> make no mistakes, okay, this apartment was designed, based on everything i've seen to kill whoever entered, and if you think we're angry, we're sure as hell angry. >> so are we. >> mike tobin joins us from outside the apartment building in aurora, colorado. mike, it's the last couple of hours, people got the all-clear and able to move back into the area. >> it's remarkable. the people that went about their lives, and the quiet guy right above, was spending weeks and months gathering weapons, some by mail and planning the attack and rigging the apartment according to police to kill. inside the apartment, what we know now, at least 30 moment made explosives were rigged up. some of them rigged to kill whoe
FOX News
Jul 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the techniques that the local authorities and federal authorities used to get around the booby traps, the meant went through the window. you saw at that video, them working through the video and they used robots to go inside instead of a person at risk and they used water not only to surround explosives, but used a water blast to short out that main control panel. ultimately, there was a point where the situation was deemed safe enough where people could go inside and gather up some of the rigged explosives. some of those were fireworks rigged specially picked up and put into a dump truck filled with sand and driven to a remote location south of aurora here. and ultimately, those fireworks, the other type of makeshift explosives, were destroyed in a controlled manner. and then the evidence started coming out of the apartment. about 8 p.m. local time people saw laptop computer and a hard drive come out of this apartment and that should prove to be a treasure trove in terms of evidence. diaries this guy wrote and plans laid out and investigators are hoping to find a path of that on the computer a
CNN
Jul 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
with us. and thank you for being with us, everyone. i give up. sending it to wolf blitzer. wolf? >> ashleigh, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama and mitt romney are locked in a dead heat right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error.
CNN
Jul 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
romney, firmly stating his position on the u.s. supreme court's historic ruling up hodding obama care and directly contradicting what his top campaign advisor said earlier in the week. our senior congressional correspondent, dana bash, is covering romney in new hampshire on this july 4th. she caught up with him earlier in the day. how did that go, dana? >> reporter: very interesting answer. remember, it was a revolt against taxes imposed by the king of england that spurred this day we're celebrating today, independence day. so perhaps it is fitting that whether or not the health care mandate is a tax was the question of the day here on the campaign trail. at first the ever-disciplined mitt romney refused to answer. earlier romney taped an interview with cbs to give a carefully crafted response to a thorny question for him. whether the health insurance mandate is a tax. >> just say yes. >> i told you, take a look at it. >> reporter: but finally he gave cnn the news. >> the supreme court is the final word, right? the highest court in the land? they said it was a tax, didn't they? s
CNN
Jul 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
wolf blitzer who never takes a day off and always checks his blackberry. thanks for being with us. >>> ashley, thanks very much. happening now. >> they said it was a tax, didn't they? it's a tax. of course. >> mitt romney boldly contradicting a top advisor firmly stating his position on the landmark supreme court ruling upholding president obama's health care law. is his campaign message back on track? or did he give democrats a new line of attack? >>> plus, an unimaginable crisis unfolding right now in west virginia. hundreds of thousands of storm victims already dealing with no power, now many of them are dealing with no food. we're live on the ground to find out what's being done. >>> and a state lawmaker accidentally undermining her party and her principles with the press of a button. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first to a dramatic moment on the campaign trail. the presumptive republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, firmly stating his position on the u.s. supreme court's historic ruling up hodding obama care and directly contradicting what his t
CNN
Jul 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
CNN
Jul 18, 2012 1:00pm PDT
labott is joining us live with the very latest. bulgarians are of course investigating. i'm sure the israelis are as well. first of all, what are the bulgarians saying? >> reporter: well, wolf, forensic investigators on the scene. it's all very preliminary at this point, but they're saying that this was caused by a bus bomb already placed inside the bus. that's really all they know, but they're not ruling anything out. they say it's possibly a terrorist attack. obviously the israelis saying they're sure of it. but bulgarians not ruling anything in, not ruling anything out at this point, wolf. >> didn't take very long for the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu to directly blame iran for this attack. >> reporter: that's right. a short time ago prime minister netanyahu, wolf, put out a statement saying all signs are leading to iran, his defense minister just spoke to reporters a short time ago. let's take a listen to what he said. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group under the terror of iran or other radical muslim g
CNN
Jul 18, 2012 4:00pm EDT
case scenario for all of us in the region is when you get full-out civil war, there is no coming back. if it breaks down, if civil order breaks down to the point of no return, then it will take years to fix syria. and i have a feeling that we're seeing the signs of that over the past three weeks. the only people that can bring us back from that brink is obviously the president and the regime. and i believe this is the last chance that they have. >> my exclusive interview with king abdullah will air during our next hour during our 5:00 p.m. eastern hour here in "the situation room." you're going to want to hear what he has to say about syria a lot more detail. also, we spoke about mitt romney and barack obama in the interview. he's got some serious thoughts about these two individuals. >>> let's get to the presidential race right now. in today's republican triple play in ohio, not only is mitt romney campaigning there, so are two men getting mentioned, lots of mentions in fact, as possible running mates. the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, and the former florida governor, jeb bush. c
CBS
Jul 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
life. >>> and taking even more humanity out of traveling. >> if you twoish use a taxi please see the uniform taxi dispatcher outside door number eight. >> giving new definition to service with a smile that's missing a little heart. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," july 28, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> a good saturday morning to everyone who is joining us. great to have you with us again maurice. >> great to be back with you, rebecca. >>> the xxx olympiad is under way. the 2012 summer games got off to a rousing start with an opening ceremony that ranged from high drama to low humor, spiced with plenty of rock'n'roll. it was quite a spectacle and the queen dropped in with the help of 007. >> mark phillips joins us from london. "the new york times" is sayi medal went to a chinese woman in the women's ten-meter air rifle. >> we'll check in with you later in the program. >>> after taking in the opening ceremony last night, mitt romney heads to israel this morning. after a less than diplomatic start to his foreign trip he's no doubt
CNN
Jul 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
's disappointing overall and even more troubling for african-americans. plus, a u.s. veteran who lost both legs in iraq now embroiled in a rather nasty house race against an incumbent who first suggested she's not a true war hero. tammy duckworth is here in "the situation room" to respond. >>> also, a millionaire's apparent suicide just seconds after he's convicted of arson. what may have caused this shocking end to a life seemingly spinning out of control? >>> and great white shark spottings heightened. fears along the cape cod area. our own brian todd is on a boat with experts trying to track them down. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> right now a disappointing jobs report kicks off day two of president obama's bus tour into overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by
CNN
Jul 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemploy
CNN
Jul 1, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. >> and it sounds very much to us like that is the man who owned the home. we can't independently verify that because this was shot by the neighbor. the media was not allowed in. this is remarkable video. this is the first time we are seeing the damage first-hand as the families go back to the area. jim spellman is in colorado springs. we will talk to him later on about this. everything that is happening in just a little while, 5:30 eastern time. >>> heat as well as gusty winds are an issue for firefighters battling the wildfires near colorado springs. the weather conditions have kept some from going to see the conditions. for the one whose are going back fire officials are warning them to stay vigilant. >> as you repopulate these areas you will see smoke. you will not see the firefighters but they are there. >> the waldo canyon fire has destroyed nearly 350 homes and burned more than 1,700 acres. >>> temperatures rising and power lines down around much of the northeast. >> powers out. anything goes. >> i guess a light moment in what could be a very serious situation for people suffering
FOX News
Jul 19, 2012 11:00am EDT
from the depths of ocean. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, we're glad your with us on a very busy news day. i'm jenna lee. we have brand new fox news polls on the election, on the economy and who voters would like to see on the republican ticket with governor mitt romney. jon: i'm jon scott. 110 days until americans head to the polls. what are we thinking about the state the race and issues affecting it right now? first when asked whether the obama administration has made the economy better or worse, 37% of respondents say the president's policies have made the economy better. that is a seven-point drop from march. meanwhile those who say the economy has gotten worse, jumping seven points over that same period to 49%. look at the head-to-head race. the president with a razor thin lead over governor romney. nearly unchanged from a year ago. that is not all these polls tell us. erin mcpike is national political reporter for "real clear politics" and joins us now. erin, see if you can explain that. you have more people saying the president and his policies have made th
CNN
Jul 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
on the attack against the president using really his own words instead of having to come up with a hurried vice presidential announcement. and, wolf, there are some tea leaves to read here. kelly aot said to be high on mitt romney's vice presidential search list, she is going to be appearing with mitt romney up in new hampshire tomorrow. the romney campaign announced that yesterday. wolf, i think it stands to reason that the campaign would not have announced this event, would not have said slooes going to be at this event up in new hampshire if they were going to somehow come out tomorrow and announce she's the vice presidential running mate. so i think that's an indication that perhaps this window before he goes to the olympics is closing and that the vice presidential announcement will come off the olympics are over, wolf. >> they haven't released his exact schedule yet. when he's going to be in london, israel, when he's heading back to the united states. he's going to poland as well. do we know any details about that? >> reporter: wolf, i can tell you right now that, yes, all three of those
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
with stations in battleground states after this statement. he'll also be traveling to iowa tomorrow. but give us a sense of why the timing, why now is this statement coming out? >> well, in part, richard, because it allows the president to pivot away from last friday's disappointing jobs report and back on to tax fairness, something that he sees really as a winning issue. it's also sort of a reminder of the built-in power of being president in an election year. president obama can use his pulpit to talk about tax fairness for middle classes. you said, president obama will be calling and pressing congress to extend the bush-era tax cuts for folks making less than $250,000. republicans on the hill already armed with their responses. we've been getting eames this morning essentially saying, look, this is a fight we're willing to have because they are framing this as a tax increase on small businesses. the romney campaign also putting out a statement this morning saying that what the president is calling for amounts to a tax increase on small businesses. they think when you stack up the two argument
CNN
Jul 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston headquarters to keep hammering a comment made by the president last friday. >> if you got a busines
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
is with us, form irpolicy adviser to the bush administration and now current adviser to the romney campaign, correct? >> correct. >> and the host of "now with alex wagner," alex wagner and from bbc america, it's so wonderful to see you again. how are you? >> i am good. where are mika and joe? i was told they were going to be here. can i leave? >> any time. we'll punch your tickets. >> they're lighting fireworks on 495. >> we ought to begin with something, mark, you just heard. apparently politico is reporting yesterday romney's senior adviser was on with chuck todd and indicated the whole health care thing, it's not a tax. well, why don't we just clear this thing up and here's what eric said right here. >> the governor believes that what we put in place in massachusetts was a penalty and he disagrees with the court's ruling that the mandate was a tax. >> so he agrees with the president that it is not -- he believes you shouldn't call the tax penalty a tax, you should call it a penalty or a fee or a fine? >> that's correct. >> say what? >> you know, i think that's the only position they coul
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
this is great for us, let's go to the american people and make this election a referendum on whether obamacare is good. >> it's never going to supersede jobs and the economy as an issue, though. i don't see it happening. what i do see happening is this t continuing dialogue on the romney campaign. calls for romney campaign shake-up continued to gain ground as news corporation rupert murdoch became a berserk tweeter over the weekend. >> sort of you like you, mike? >> he said in one tweet met romney last week, tough chicago will be tough to beat unless he drops old team and hires real pros. yesterday those concerns were echoed by jackwe welch of ge an he writes home mitt romney is listening to murdoch advice on campaign staff playing in league wi chicago pols. >> he's not there full time but he's at the table when big decisions are made and i don't know if jack welch or rupert murdoch can name someone who can win more campaigns than ed gillespie. it's true there are some people in there who have never won a presidential campaign. the president's campaign team is also relatively small and they've
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
, around 11:50 a.m. eastern time, with that statement. we'll have it for you live. stick with us for that. let's bring in our monday power panel. aaron mcpike a reporter with real clear, and hoggan gidly with national communications director for santorum campaign. good morning to all of you. richard, straight to the tax cuts and debate about that, but as we were discussing, those new fund-raising numbers. what's your thought on that? >> you know, i think this may be a blessing in disguise for the obama campaign. it's clearly the case that romney's been kind of vacuuming up money sitting on the sidelines during the primaries. good for him. and anybody who thought that somehow or other obama was going to outraise romney in the super pacs over the course of this campaign was diluting themselves. that's a fiction put out by republicans but i don't think people following this believe that. the good news is, this is a message to all the mega donors on the sideline on the democratic side. the hollywood folks and so forth. the message is, look, it's all well and good to think you're above the fra
FOX News
Jul 31, 2012 3:00am PDT
records is set for next week. the judge will decide in the notebook mailed to his psychiatrist can be used as evidence or kept confidential. >>> a shock new congressional report revealing one in five illegal immigrants arrested for crimes commit within three years of being released. department of homeland security stats, based on nearly 8500 drunk driving offenses and more than 6,000 drug arrests. there were also arrests for murder and kidnapping. house judiciary chair is outraged by this. he said the obama administration could be prevented these crimes by enforcing our immigration laws but he refuses to while innocent americans suffer the consequences. no right from homeland security. those are your headlines this morning. >> did you get a phone call recently from the gallop people, they probably calledking what ie number one issue that the next president of the united states must address? and this comes as bad news for p.m. and probably good -- for president obama and probably good news for mitt romney. the number one was not about taxing the rich, which is the current number one thing t
MSNBC
Jul 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
admits he was one of them. now he says he was naive and is joining us tonight. in the side show, how the right managed to conclude president obama is abandoning america for evil europe on independence day. never let e facts get in the way after good story. we begin with health care and whether republicans can repeal it. michael steele was chairman of the republican party, maggie habberman writes for politico. welcome. republicans had vowed to repeal obama's health care law. to do that, mitt romney would have to win and republicans would need to retake the senate and even then, it could be complicated. the senate minority lead er mitch mcconnell conceded that yesterday when speak tog a group back home in kentucky. >> thought it was a good idea for the federal government to go in in direction, i'd say the odds are still on your side because it's a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place. >> maggie, is there a clare path for the gop to repeal obamacare? >> there is a clear path in the sense they don't need a cloture vote. as you said sh they have the to ret
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2012 12:00am PDT
" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" and ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. today, we got our first look at an alleged killer. but we're still looking for politicians who will step up to cut down the violence. this is "the ed show," and as ed would say, let's get to work. >> we haven't had the head of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms because the president can't get anybody through congress. we don't have moneys to go and enforce the laws. the states aren't putting data into the database. >> we are one nation under the gun and some lawmakers are fighting back. illinois congresswoman jan schakowsky said we need to do more, and she's here tonight. >>> as the governor of massachusetts, you did sign a legislation restricting or banning assault weapons. did that work in massachusetts to your satisfaction? >> the aurora shooting creeps into presidential politics. the big panel weighs in. >> and the fallout from michele bachmann's unhinged attack against hillary clinton's top aide continues
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
a look. good morning. thursday, july 12th. mitt romney, staring at the naacp convention. with us former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. the executive editor of bloomberg news, al hunt and rounding out our michael bloomberg hour morning, columnist for bloomberg, margaret carlson. in new york, a man whose company i'm sure will be owned by michael bloomberg, executive editor at random house, "time" magazine contributing editor jon meacham and also editorial writer for "the washington post" and msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. jonathan. >> yeah. >> let's start with you. >> hey, joe. >> mitt romney, at the naacp convention. that just sort of -- like those old reesy's ads, two great tastes that go great together. not a natural audience for mitt romney and it didn't go especially well. why did he do it? >> i mean, i would hope he did it because what he says, you know, looking for every vote possible and wanted to show respect to the community and ask for their votes. but you don't go there and say that you are going to be better for the african-american
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
" and bill crystal and those in the very conservative columns are saying give us a plan. because you cannot expect the voters will reject one and go for another if they don't have any idea you're trying to lead them. >> karen, what has this man been doing for eight rear years? i understand he has great ambitions and it's right to want to seek great things, but where's the content? >> that's a great question. somehow, i guess he thought he wouldn't need content and they've been focused on playing a shell game with his taxes and with his money, so that we don't really know what's going on. he's got, you know, that seems more of how they've spent their time. i wanted to add something to what catherine was just saying. part of what's so important about this bus trip, so romney doesn't have answers and if you're sitting in ohio and you see attack ads on the president, but you see president obama there in your county or city talking about what he's done, what he would do, defining the choice and then you just hear romney attacking that, i mean, that's very powerful and that is a very important wa
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
all sides. we're nonpartisan. for us, it's about the agenda. what you plan on doing for our communities. in this case, the problem, and the reason the booing happens in the first place, quite frankly, wasn't because he kritdicized the affordable care act. it's because of his characterization of it using barack obama's name along those lines, seemed very disrespectful. soez those kind of things were very problematic. sure, we disagree with him, and no we don't think they're in the best interest of the naacp or the communities we serve. as a matter of fact, what we did with this particular convention is set our policy, and as the press release said, these policies are in opposition in many cases with the policy positions of the naacp. >> mayor nutter, your city is 44% african-american. 18% of registered african-american voters in philadelphia, they lack a voter id. does mitt romney need to answer for these voter id laws? >> well, if he's running for president of the united states, he should certainly have something to say about it. if he cares about the american right to vote
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
it was always pick as many fights as possible. no. i think -- i think you -- wherever you are, you use the event to your advantage and if you're going into a hostile audience -- for me, and i think usually for most politicians, it's to do what tim kaine is doing, by the way, from what i've heard across virginia very well, he's going to all of his enemies first and saying hey, listen, i understand you're not going to be with me, but i'm going to always listen to you. you know, i always would go into neutrals. on this stage, i don't think there was any doubt about it he was playing to conservatives, some would say cynically and he was playing to independents saying, hey, you know, all the stuff you heard about me i only tell people what they want to hear, watch this. and let me give you one more clip, here's mitt romney when he got booed talking about president obama's health care plan. >> i'm going to eliminate every nonessential expensive program i can find, that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ boo ] >> of course, steve rattner, throughout the day, mitt romney
FOX News
Jul 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
economic news three months in a row now. are people just used to it? is it baked in? do they just accept where this economy is? we hope not. we hope that we don't accept these numbers regardless of the politics of it. you hope people don't accept this as a new norm. >> do they think that mitt romney could do better? >> that's the big question. >> we're going to explore all of that this morning. let us know what you think. find us on twitter. rest of your headlines. a lot more to tell you '. there has been a drone strike in northwestern pakistan and killed at least 15 suspected taliban militants. pakistani intelligence says this happens in a village in north waziristan. four missiles fired at compound believed to be owned by taliban commander. this comes as tension grows over those american drone strikes in the country. it's the first strike since pakistan reopened nato supply routes this past week. george zimmerman is a free man yet again this morning. here he is leaving a florida jail after posting the required 10 pierce of his $1 million bond. is he now staying in a temporary safe hous
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. duckworth lost both legs and use of one arm in iraq. plus, fires in colorado, drought in the west. more than 3,000 temperature records in june. is global warming to blame? this is exactly what scientists had been predicting. how long can the right wing continue to insist that what we're seeing is a hoax? and remember jonathan krone, the 13-year-old darling of the right? >> so i decided there were too many people who through this, the term conservative around, who didn't understand what they were talking about. >> apparently, he admits he was one of them. now he says he was naive and is joining us tonight. in the side show, how the right managed to conclude president obama is abandoning america for evil europe on independence day. never let the facts get in the way after good story. we begin with health care and whether republicans can repeal it. michael steele was chairman of the republican party, maggie habberman writes for politico. welcome. republicans had vowed to repeal obama's health care law. to do that, mitt romney would have to win and republicans would need to retake the senate and
FOX News
Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
by the remarks. another sign of tricky issue for them. john? >> ed henry at the white house for us. thanks. senior political analyst brit hume is here with his thought ox the penalty credit. good evening. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> the fumblin fumbling in the y camp today explaining the governor's position on the supreme court finding that the healthcare fine is a tax is certainly embarrassing. it will be seen that the governor is unable to use the healthcare tissue his advantage. that doesn't mean that the issue will not work to his advantage anyway. that's because romneycare is unpopular as ever and the president owns it. it is his signature achievement and for much of the first two years he set aside all other priorities including the economy to push it through congress. romney meanwhile has pledged to repeal it. despite the healthcare skeleton in his closet. the question is this. will voters who want to get rid of obamacare, vote for obama because they have misgivings about the romney record on the issue? it's like the economy. democrats take comfort from poles that show people
FOX News
Jul 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
of a shootout on the u.s. side of the border that resulted in the death of a border patrol agent, brian terry. we will have much more, bill, coming up later in the show. >>> but right now some brand new reaction this morning from governor mitt romney as he wraps up his whirlwind, three-nation overseas tour today. the republican presidential candidate making a final stop in poland. that is where he stressed the friendship between washington and warsaw. listen. >> on behalf of my countrymen, i express deep appreciation for your willingness to fight with us, to stand with us, and to be our friends and in times of crisis and military conflict. heather: chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in the polish capital. that is where he had a chance to sit down with the presidential candidate earlier this morning. carl, you asked him to clarify a few points. what did he have to say? >> reporter: there has been this report that he offended palestinians the day before yesterday, excuse me, yesterday in jerusalem before coming here to poland before coming to a fund-raiser with jewish-american v
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